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Poster: dennisfromhillsdale Date: Mar 19, 2008 9:19pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I just did some research and discovered the following...

I am new to this site and would like to know where/at which website you found out whether TV series' are right protected? Just loooking at one of the series on your list, I know that "Mr. Peepers" is owned by UCLA (through the trust of its creator, the late David Swift), which licensed a company to released episodes commercially.

Though by no means an expert on copyright law, I have read the term "public domain" is misattributed to properties which actually do have current rights protection, that many entities are actually in violation of those laws, were the holders of said properties to actually sue for illegal usage. As an example, many episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" are released by so-called PD companies (and I've seen those same episodes uploaded on the Web), and yet Paramount holds the current rights to that series.

If you know some additional information about this issue, please explain.

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: Mar 19, 2008 9:42pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I just did some research and discovered the following...

My source is http://www.copyright.gov/. BTW, About 12 episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" are 100% PD, But Paramount owns the remaining 200 or so.

BTW, The copything the UCLA copyrighted was a "Recorded Document" which was created in 2000, and copyrighted 2001. What is your source for it being copyrighted?

This post was modified by Robin_1990 on 2008-03-20 04:42:35